Autoplay: Chrome and Safari prepare to punish misuse advertising videos

Autoplay video ad

Chrome 64 and Safari 11 plan to punish misuse of Autoplay for video and audio on short term. What kind of misuse do they actually mean? The advertising industry has to fight constantly against our ability to ignore banners, text ads etc. So, they seek new ways to get their messages across and some of those, … Read moreAutoplay: Chrome and Safari prepare to punish misuse advertising videos

Squashed between Digital Rights Management and Civil Liberty, who won?

Digital rights management - DRM

How to regulate Digital Rights Management (DRM) for streaming video raised many heated debates over the years and it looks like it ended in a bad deal. On the one hand, we have the civil liberty of the internet, on the other hand the rights of authors to protect their creations. On 18 September 2017, … Read moreSquashed between Digital Rights Management and Civil Liberty, who won?

RTMP with HLS adaptive streaming video fall-back on AWS – Part 2

hls-rtmp-jwplayer-AWS part 2

In this tutorial we embed RTMP streaming with HLS adaptive streaming fall-back using JW Player 7.9.3 This tutorial is a follow-up of RTMP with HLS adaptive streaming fall-back on AWS – Part 1 which explains the preparations to set up a video for both HLS adaptive streaming and RTMP streaming. To recapitulate: I’ve set up my art site … Read moreRTMP with HLS adaptive streaming video fall-back on AWS – Part 2

RTMP with HLS adaptive streaming fall-back on AWS – Part 1

hls-rtmp-jwplayer-AWS part 1

HLS adaptive streaming doesn’t work on IExplorer 11 in HTML5 mode as I discovered while testing my art site. But there is luckily a solution, namely RTMP with HLS adaptive streaming fall-back. That sounds a little odd, because you could configure HLS for Flash. But the problem is, if setup for Flash, HLS adaptive streaming won’t … Read moreRTMP with HLS adaptive streaming fall-back on AWS – Part 1

Reversed phase in audio and how to solve it

Reversed phase audio

Reversed phase in audio can happen when audio devices save audio in the wrong way, resulting in a bad audio, notwithstanding everything seems to sound fine with the headphones. In my case, with the Sony HDR FX1 and a shotgun mic from Rode, one channel of the audio is each time reversed. A reversed phase audio creates problems … Read moreReversed phase in audio and how to solve it

Flash support in Google Chrome under fire

Google Chrome and Flash

As from 6 December 2016, with the launch of Google Chrome 55, enabling the Flash plugin will become optional and HTML5 the default. Users will have the choice to decline using Flash. As this implies a serious impact for website owners using RTMP and HLS adaptive streaming videos and audios, we show you the possible options to ensure you can keep delivering video and audio to your … Read moreFlash support in Google Chrome under fire

How to fix subtitle problems in foreign languages

Foreign subtitles errors

Subtitles in foreign languages can give strange results.  Here we show how to fix various problems with a French subtitle vtt file as an example, embedded in JW Player. NOTE: JW Player 7.7 and above solved the issue with special characters, while lower versions and various other players give problems. Some languages pose no problems, but as … Read moreHow to fix subtitle problems in foreign languages

Building a Membership Website using Video

Membership website with video

Building a video membership website isn’t that easy for everyone. Luckily, there are platforms available that make life easy for you. One of them is Uscreen.tv which has many options to build a powerful video- and eLearning site with paid and free subscription. It is actually much easier to set up then a WordPress or … Read moreBuilding a Membership Website using Video

Customize YouTube videos on your site

YouTube has various options to customize display of videos on your site. For instance, you can remove the YouTube branding and control how the player behaves. This tutorial explains how doing this in great detail. First, we start with a standard YouTube video embedding, and then address the branding removal options, followed by more customization … Read moreCustomize YouTube videos on your site

How to create a Vimeo Montage widget

Vimeo montage

Via Vimeo you can create a Montage widget displaying thumbnails of your videos on your site. This replaces the old Badge widget, which did more or less the same thing. When the visitor clicks on a thumbnail, it redirects to the video on Vimeo. This is different from the Hubnut, which is a fancy playlist feature which keep … Read moreHow to create a Vimeo Montage widget

Embed an HLS Adaptive Streaming video

HLS adaptive streaming tutorial 2

In this tutorial, we are going to embed an HLS adaptive streaming video on a website. This tutorial is the follow up of  the HLS adaptive streaming tutorial with CloudFront & JW Player, where we showed how to prepare and process videos for HLS streaming. We presume you followed that tutorial and have already processed the video segments … Read moreEmbed an HLS Adaptive Streaming video

HLS adaptive streaming tutorial with CloudFront & JW Player

HLS adaptive streaming tutorial

A step-by-step HLS adaptive streaming tutorial with CloudFront & JW Player in two parts. It is easier than you think. This tutorial presumes you have already an Amazon Web Services account (AWS) and a premium license of JW Player 6 or 7. The advantage of HLS adaptive streaming is that you can serve videos according to … Read moreHLS adaptive streaming tutorial with CloudFront & JW Player

JW Player 7 vs JW Player 6

Updated: 2 December 2016. A comparison between JW Player 7 and JW Player 6. What are the differences? Do you need to update your embedding code? Price policies and other changes explained. Updated 10 November 2015. What is the difference between JW Player 6 and JW Player 7? With JW Player 7, the company JW Player in New York clearly … Read moreJW Player 7 vs JW Player 6

Using royalty free stock video and audio

Update 1 June 2016: This was a review of Revostock, which has been killed off by a Patent Troll. Revostock was founded in 2006, a library which offered royalty free stockvideo, stockaudio and sound effects. It was the first to sell Adobe After Effects templates to use in video projects. Like many image libraries it contained professional and … Read moreUsing royalty free stock video and audio

HLS streaming via AWS and JW Player 6

HLS streaming

HLS streaming (HTTP Live Streaming) has a couple of advantages over RTMP streaming in a sense that it can circumvent corporate firewalls and proxies and it plays on most mobile devices and desktops. RTMP streaming does not work on mobiles at all since it needs Flash, although JW Player has a HTML5 fallback method for mobiles. … Read moreHLS streaming via AWS and JW Player 6

Google says Responsive Web Design is a must

Responsive web design

Google has announced that it will rank sites higher if they have a responsive design, meaning a theme or template that enhances the user experience on both desktop and mobile devices by scaling according to width.  Therefore, we cannot ignore this any longer if we want to keep at least the same ranking as before. After all, if your competition … Read moreGoogle says Responsive Web Design is a must

Private streaming video with JW Player 7 on WordPress

Updated: 2 December 2016. Private streaming video/audio with JW Player 7 on WordPress is now possible with S3Media Stream Enterprise 7.7.1, our WordPress plugin that works via private RTMP distributions and Web distributions on Amazon Web Services (AWS). It ships and installs with JWplayer 7.x automatically, you do not need to download it separately. The plugin is ideal for coaches, media professionals … Read morePrivate streaming video with JW Player 7 on WordPress

Elastic Transcoder tutorial to convert a video

Elastic Transcoder tutorial

Elastic transcoder converts videos on your Amazon Web Services account. In this video tutorial, we show you how it works. Some video editors and screen capture software do not produce the correct format for streaming video via AWS. There are many good video converters around, like HandBrake, Squeeze, etc., but the Elastic Transcoder is a … Read moreElastic Transcoder tutorial to convert a video

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